Assistant Theatre Technician - North Hykeham
The Terry O'Toole Theatre in North Hykeham near Lincoln is looking for a Assistant Theatre Technician to support the Lead Theatre Technician provide high-quality technical support for all performances at this professional arts venue. Operated by GLL, the UK's largest charitable social enterprise, the theatre has been described as a 'hidden gem' by the BBC. Situated within the ONE NK Centre, the theatre hosts a wide-ranging programme including music, dance, drama and children's shows, complemented by a range of community, amateur and professional performances. An experienced theatre technician, you'll be able to provide technical support for the majority of shifts at the theatre which include a mix of evenings, weekends and daytime shifts - the shifts will change dependent on the performances that are happening. You'll take pride in the venue operating to your exacting high standards which not only include health and safety but also the experience of the performers, crew and visitors/audience. Your experience will show that you're confident supporting a range of performances/uses and will be able to think on your feet with regards to providing a safe working environment throughout get-ins, rigging, sound checks, get-outs and de-rigs. It goes without saying that you'll have excellent communication skills as you'll liaise with everyone from the front of house and ONE NK teams to visiting company staff, performers, multi-media, lighting and sound companies - all to ensure seamless and safe performances. You're likely to have a background working for another theatre or performing arts / concert venue and will have the necessary Health & Safety qualifications/knowledge. You'll also need experience of sound and lighting design and operation. Confident, approachable and with the ability to work alone and be a good team player, you'll have experience of supervising others and communicating with non-theatre professionals without 'tech speak' and theatre jargon. You'll need a good head for heights and ideally have experience of special FX, strobe FX, pyrotechnics and firearms. In return for your skills and experience, we'll offer a range of benefits and all the support you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider: Pension schemes Ride to work scheme Discounted membership at our leisure centres Career pathways Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best Please call Alison Duncombe, Theatre Development Officer/Programmer on 01522 701305 or email for further information. Please note the interviews will be held week commencing 20th August 2018. All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location. To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible. About Us GLL is the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer. GLL is an equal opportunities employer.